Other Staffing Services

“Online Staffing” Platforms: Characterizing the Demand Side

December 6, 2012

  • Demand for online staffing is real and expanding
  • It is at an early stage of evolution, much lies ahead
  • A new channel to meet "flexible workforce" needs?

"Online Staffing" Platforms: Threats and/or Opportunities for Other Staffing Businesses

November 8, 2012

  • Online staffing must be assessed, not ignored
  • Effective responses not based on misconceptions
  • Threats and opportunities may not be obvious

“Online Staffing:” What Is It, What’s Driving It, What Does It Mean For Staffing Firms?

October 31, 2012

  • Cost advantage important
  • Lower rates, lower markups
  • Many other critical benefits

PEO, Payrolling and Compliance Services

October 29, 2012

  • What do staffing firms need to consider before entering the PEO market?
  • Challenges and opportunities in payrolling/IC compliance.
  • Effect of healthcare reform on PEOs. 

Online Staffing Platform Businesses: Competitive Landscape

September 24, 2012

  • "Online Staffing" now a $1B industry
  •  High growth: revenues, new entrants
  • "Technology-based play"-- low markups

Staffing Industry Forecast: September 2012 Update

September 11, 2012

  • Industry projected to expand 9% in 2012 and 6% in 2013
  • Solid expansion is continued evidence of positive secular shift in demand
  • Segments headed for all-time peaks in 2012:  industrial, IT, engineering, and locum tenens staffing

2012 Recruiting/Talent Acquisition (TA) Survey: State of Outsourcing

July 10, 2012

  • 35% of staffing firms outsource some recruiting function
  • Of these, about half use offshore resources
  • Most frequently outsourced: sourcing

2010 Contingent Buyers Survey

July 18, 2011

  • Sixth annual contingent buyers survey
  • 196 page report, complete aggregation of results
  • Contingent management strategies, industry practices and plans for future use

2010 Contingent Buyer Survey: Implementation order of VMS and MSP

June 16, 2011

  • 60% of buyers who use both an MSP and VMS implemented the two in tandem, 40% implemented separately
  • Order of implementation does not seem to matter with respect to buyer satisfaction

2010 Contingent Buyer Survey: MSP funding and method of fee calculation

June 16, 2011

  • 69% of buyers using an MSP report their MSP is entirely supplier-funded
  • 63% calculate fees as a percentage of spend under management